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Elizabeth Williams    

Secretary on the WNBPA Executive Committee, WNBA Forward for the Atlanta Dream

Elizabeth Williams is a British-born American basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). After immigrating from Colchester, Essex, England, she played her college career at Duke University. Then, she was drafted by the Connecticut Sun 4th overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft, and was traded to Atlanta after only one year with the Sun.

Williams played at Duke for four seasons. During her last year she averaged 14.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Her assist average was the highest of any center in the country in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball league. She ended her career with 426 total blocks, the ninth highest in NCAA history.

In 2018, Williams was announced as Secretary on the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) which is the union for current women’s professional basketball players in the WNBA. The WNBPA is the first labor union for professional women athletes. It was created in 1998 to protect the rights of players and assist them in achieving their full potential on and off the court.

The WNBPA handles the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, filing grievances on their behalf, and counseling players on benefits and post-WNBA career opportunities. The WNBPA also serves as a resource for current players, while they are competing internationally during the offseason.

The WNBPA encourages players to participate in union activities – including executive leadership roles, team representative positions, and global community outreach initiatives. Williams has recently become a prominent voice advocating for social justice. She led her teammates, as well as the entire WNBA, to all wear “Vote Warnock” shirts, supporting Pastor Raphael Warnock who is running against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler for a seat in the Senate.

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Elizabeth Williams, who has played for the Dream since 2016, said in an interview on Monday that the players plan to “vocally support” Warnock in the coming ...

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